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    Posted by Sway on 08-06-2002 04:18 PM:
    No Satisfaction (Open To Anyone)

    The girl sat in a booth corner by herself. She seemed lonely but still, a smile was graved on her lips. She had not stopped smiling all night long, though the seat in front of her seemed pretty much empty. She hummed a song under her breath as she watched the ice melt at the bottom of her glass. She wore a white sleeveless shirt with white gloves, a black long scarf hanging from her neck and black leather pants and boots.

    "Hmm ..."

    She seemed like a nice girl, what was she doing in a Sith bar ? Well, readers, you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover; you might be surprised.


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    Posted by Nuriko on 08-06-2002 07:06 PM:

    Nuriko's attention caught by the attractive girl, she walked over to her... "And who may you be who patrons my husband's establishment?"









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    Posted by Sway on 08-06-2002 07:48 PM:

    The girl's face lightened up even more as the woman asked her a question. She smiled and cocked her head to the side.

    "Call me Sway. Your husband owns this bar ? You must be a well-known mistress here, then ..."

    But Sway put up a finger to her chin, a puzzled look drawing on her face.

    "But I can't seem to recall your name. Forgive me, I forget things a lot. You must be ..."


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    Posted by Dark Emerald Jade on 08-06-2002 08:55 PM:

    Walking in with a slightly angry swagger in her step, Jadey walks over to the bar, orders a drink, and sits down at a table behind Nuriko and Sway, nodding as she passes, but not disturbing their discussion just yet.

    "Pfft. Love. Who needs it? Sith arent meant to love, just fight, or so Mama has always said." she mutters to herself, drowning her sorrows in Rose Wyne.


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    Posted by Sway on 08-07-2002 05:38 PM:

    "And mothers are right 3/4 of the time, you know." She cheerfully added.

    Sway also couldn't help but notice the angry woman. She stood up from her table, looking over at the woman, her smile still not changing.

    "Would you like to join us ? It's better than staying alone."


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    Posted by Nuriko on 08-07-2002 09:17 PM:

    "I am Nuriko Sha..." She looked to Jade. "I can't exactly disagree with you. But I believe love... is everything. Inconvenience, hurt, pain, annoyance... pleasure, enlightenment, nourishment, power...."


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    Posted by Sway on 08-08-2002 08:05 AM:

    "You'll only know love for real, when you love someone and that person loves you back. If it isn't, don't waste your time, it's only his loss."

    Sway sat back down and ran her fingers gently through her hair, pulling back a few strands.

    "Mistress Nuriko seems to be the perfect exemple." She smiled again.


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    Posted by Nuriko on 08-08-2002 06:36 PM:

    "By hard lessons.... my master--.... my lover is actually the best example of what I speak." She smiled and laughed slightly. "He has tolerated much from me."


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    Posted by Daegal Murdoch on 08-08-2002 08:01 PM:

    Not wishing to intrude on Nuriko and this woman, Sway's, conversation, Daegal spoke to Jade.

    "Oh contrare. Our powers as Sith are fueled by emotion. And if you ask anyone who has been in love, especially a love that is returned, they will surely tell you that it is the strongest emotion they have ever felt."


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    Posted by Klis on 08-08-2002 08:20 PM:

    Klis just happend to be sitting in an empty booth. Not too distant away. He was intrigued by the conversation and decided why he shouldn't add his two bits in.
    "Perhaps it is strong, but when that love is broken anger is formed. So if you'd rather not suffer a life fulfilled by the rush of anger. Love is something to keep distant from."
    He took a drink from his glass.
    "It is powerful indeed, but is it worth the suffering to get it? I believe not."





    "So, too, our grandsires will rise from the ground
    They break their fast on the first part of us
    They will consume us whole."



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    Posted by Daegal Murdoch on 08-09-2002 01:15 AM:

    "And it is that love that fuels the anger. I could never have reached the amount of power that I have now without love. It was the sole thing that kept me going for so long. Love for my wife, love for my Empire, and love for my Master. All different types of love, mind you, but love just the same."

    Daegal sipped his drink calmly.

    "So, you see, love drives us all in one way or another."


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    Posted by Sway on 08-09-2002 07:46 AM:

    "You must be proud, Mistress Nuriko." Sway smiled gently.

    Seeing as many people were talking about love, she stood up and motioned them to come join her and the mistress. It could make an interesting conversation or so, she thought. A little bot came to their table.

    "Why don't you guys come join us ? And order something. My treat."







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    Posted by Talus Invictus on 08-10-2002 09:59 AM:

    A tall young man entered the room, 2.2 meters, nearly 130 kilos. His dark skin was paled by his recent recruitment ordeal, but he had survived and been accepted. As he walked towards the bar, his long black dreadlocks dancing behind his head, he over heard a conversation going on about love. A thought crossed his mind.

    Love, there's a novel conversation topic. Who was it Shakespeare who said t'is better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all? Well I didn't see any of his characters killing themselves because they'd never loved.

    Talus sat down at the bar and ordered a scotch and water and a rare porterhouse steak and then walked to a table just within ear-shot of the corner booth where the conversation about emotions was going on. He was mildly interested in what Siths had to say about love, but he was more interested in filling his stomach his training would most likely begin soon, so he would just listen to the conversation for now and keep his comments to himself.









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    Posted by Wurzel on 08-10-2002 10:36 AM:

    "You all seem to be lost, if you were not all respectable Sith lords I would truly let you suffer. In this world, love has no place."he says as he´s slowly walking out from the shadows, holding he´s lightsaber in a steady grip.


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    Posted by Sway on 08-10-2002 12:36 PM:

    Sway remained silent for a moment before standing up and walking towards the last man who spoke. She noticed his lightsaber, but didn't pay much care to it. The smile remained on her face, but there was something different in her expression.

    "You have never been loved, have you ? If you loved before and been loved back, you wouldn't have said that ... And wouldn't have disrespected the Siths here. I am no Lordess, not even a Sith, but trust me when I say that if you do not leave here right now, you will be the one who will 'truly' suffer. And the other people here that you have disturbed don't even need to stand up."

    She locked her gaze with his and smiled.

    "You were not invited to sit at my table and join into our conversation. Now, leave."


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    Posted by Wurzel on 08-10-2002 04:23 PM:

    "Ha, you dont scare me, I can sense your fear, all who loves are frightened, you couldn´t even give me a head ache, and that a ordinary trooper could." He said with a tone full of hate and disrespect, as he made the shape of his lightsaber even more obvious, he held iit tighter know, prepered to ignite it any second." I can sense your anger, come on, attack me." he said after a short time, and suddenly he was standing, ready to ignite in lightsaber duel.


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    Posted by Dara Shadowtide on 08-10-2002 04:35 PM:

    :: Sitting in the back of the bar, the Sith Master noticed the newcomer and a dark grin fell upon her features. Gesturing almost imperceptibly, she force pulled his lightsaber hilt and sent it crashing against the far wall ::

    "There is no fighting allowed inside this bar, newcomer. Now I suggest you sit down before you hurt yourself. There are some truly evil people around and you wouldn't want to cross them, trust me.."

    :: She took a drink of white wine and kept a keen gaze upon him ::








    Dara Shadowtide

    Rank: Sith Master

    Affiliation: The Sith Empire, Council Member

    Apprentice to: Lady Dia, Darth Havok

    Sister to: The Lady Athena, Lyra Darkstar

    Master to: Raine Sarin, Varlon Konrad, Dyne Darkforce,
    The Lady Athena, Bio Hazzardous, Callista,
    Lord Sabre, Alisa Sha, Lyra Darkstar, Kekoa Alkarin,
    Dark Jedi Kitano, Abydos Nighthawk, Lina Capulet,
    Nikka DarkStorm, Crescent, Dark Emerald Jade,
    Michin Troval

    Mentor to: Saharia

    Wields: A pale blue lightsaber, a turquoise lightsaber,
    Staff of the Tides, custom Sith Blades

    Quote:
    "Do not talk about what you have done
    or what you are going to do...
    do it, and let it speak for itself."


    AIM Bio The Sith Empire Tides of Darkness







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    Posted by Wurzel on 08-10-2002 04:40 PM:

    Looks at the Sith Master, suddenly he says:" You can not see my heart, so you can not say what evil lies inside it" With an obvious look of pain, anger and shame, he Force pulls the saber back, straps it to his belt and takes a look around to find somewhere to sit.


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    Posted by Dara Shadowtide on 08-10-2002 04:48 PM:

    :: Dara rose from her seat slowly and began walking toward him as she force pushed him against the wall and held him there ::

    "I also cannot see your brain, which in this case must be incredibly small to speak such foolish words. However, perhaps I should take a look at your heart.."

    :: The Sith Master stood directly in front of the young newcomer, her eyes glowing crimson before fading to black as an aura of pure evil ripples from her very black heart and soul ::

    "Perhaps I should reach right inside your chest and pluck it from the cavity, for only then would I truly see this evil you speak of."

    :: She laughed lightly as tendrils of force lightning spiralled around her arms ::


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    Posted by Wurzel on 08-10-2002 04:55 PM:

    He looks at her, and slowly says, with a bad hidden laughter in his throat:" Then killl me, kill me now, I´m not afraid, end my suffering in this world with pain if you like, but kill me, rip my heart out and spit on it, end it all, for I am not afraid of death, I really dont care if you kill me." He looks at her again and suddenly with a fast move he pushes his saber away.


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    Posted by Dara Shadowtide on 08-10-2002 05:06 PM:

    :: Silence.. was it truly that much to ask in this case? The Sith Master drew upon the hatred and rage which flowed like her own life's blood through her veins as she raised her hand in front of her, placing her thumb and first finger in close proximity. The newcomer felt his trachea begin to collapse as Dara increased the pressure of the force choke upon him.

    With a smile and nod she increased the amount of force pressure on his throat until he was unable to speak.. his lungs burning for the precious air he was slowly being deprived of. The Sith Master returned to her seat in the back and then released her hold on him, as he slumped to the ground. She raised her glass in a small twisted toast and then took a drink.. a drink to the silence ::


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    Posted by Wurzel on 08-10-2002 05:10 PM:

    as he slowly regains his breath he said:" you didn´t kill me, smart, let me live in my own disaster, ha, some day you´ll regret this" He Force pulled back his saber as he started to leave the building, deeply hiding his face in his long black hood.


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    Posted by Drako on 08-10-2002 05:14 PM:

    The ancient Sith Lord decided this was the opertune time to join his lady in a drink. DarkStar stepped over the prone man before joining Dara at the table with a drink of water.

    "To silence,"

    He said very quietly and clincked his glass agaisnt hers.


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    Posted by Dara Shadowtide on 08-10-2002 05:24 PM:

    :: Dara looked up to see Lord DarkStar and smiled at him, but then once again the silence was broken. She turned to the young man walking wobbly out of the bar and spoke to the newcomer's mind via the Dark Side ::

    You are new and that is the only reason I allowed you to live. You remember that for I will not be so forgiving next time our paths cross..


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    Posted by Wurzel on 08-10-2002 05:27 PM:

    He answers:" Be my guest, I´m not scared" with the dark side force as his help, and leaves out the door with a smile.


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    Posted by Dara Shadowtide on 08-10-2002 05:30 PM:

    :: She smiled and spoke to him one last time ::

    You will be, young one.. you will be..

    :: Dara turned her attention back to DarkStar ::

    "How have you been Lord DarkStar?"


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    Posted by Drako on 08-10-2002 05:35 PM:

    DarkStar shrugged noncomitally

    "I would have been better if you'd have told me to turn that insolent child into a new carpet for you..."

    He chuckled and sipped his drink

    "If he says one more word, I think I will anyway. But where are my manners, how have you been m'lady?"


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    Posted by Dark Emerald Jade on 08-10-2002 07:40 PM:

    Jade walks over and joins the women, nodding to each in turn.

    "Thank you ladies. FOr those of you who dont know me, I am Sith Empress Dark Emerald Jade Corellia Solo Darklighter Universe Horodren, soon to be Sith Empress Dark Emerald Jade Fearsons. But please, call me Jadey." she winks.

    Jadey turns to Nuriko and frowns.

    "I always thought Sith were not meant to love anyone else, and yet, it seems I have once again fallen for another.

    Why is it taught that love is a Jedi thing, and is yet found among some Sith?"


    OOC: Sorry for the delay, but I am just getting over having a wisdom tooth yanked out of jaw.


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    Posted by Talus Invictus on 08-10-2002 08:16 PM:

    Insolent fool. I should snap his neck, show him the love of a Sith, but Master Shadowtide and Lord Darkstar have shown him mercy so he lives, may he pray he doesn't meet me when they are not here to keep his head attached to his neck.

    Talus didn't even acknowledge the foolish new comer visibly but he heard the arrogance in his voice, much like the arrogance that was in his voice before his master choked the air out of it. He continued devouring his steak and sipping his Scotch.

    Being a Sith has its perks, damn fine steak and some of the best Correlian Scotch I've ever tasted.

    Talus almost grinned as the thought crossed through his mind and then in to nothingness. Swallowing his last morsel of beef, he wiped his mouth gingerly and took a healthy swig of his drink, then he spoke, not loudly, but he had a voice that was unmistakably loud.

    "I hate to agree with a fool, but he does have a point, love more often than not is a weakness, than a strength, in my humble opinion." Talus' voice had a sarcastic tone to it as he spoke the word "humble" for any who were witness to his recruitment knew that the brash young man was anything but humble.


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    Posted by Dara Shadowtide on 08-10-2002 09:54 PM:

    :: Dara's green eyes sparkled as she laughed lightly at DarkStar's attentiveness to her well being ::

    "I've been quite well actually, and the night seems to have just improved."

    :: She took a long sip of her white wine and kept her eyes on his ::

    "I see that you have been quite the popular choice for a Master lately. Your apprentices are indeed fortunate to be studying the Dark Arts with you. You are very skilled, Lord DarkStar."


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    Posted by Sway on 08-11-2002 09:08 AM:

    Sway watched the whole thing happened, still not quite sure how to react. She looked up to the woman before she walked away and remembered her name. The Sith Mistress Dara Shadowtide. That was easy enough to remember, she thought. She went back to her table, and sat down in the booth.

    "I'm sorry for that. Sometimes people can get me really mad." She cheerfully apologized.

    She then turned to Jade and shook her head.

    "I wouldn't know about that - But I think Mistress Nuriko can explain."


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    Posted by Drako on 08-11-2002 10:08 AM:

    DarkStar shrugged noncomitally and winked at Dara.

    "I refuse to sing my own praises, so i'm not going to coment on that m'lady, though I will admit I have been rather bussy of late with the sudden influx of young ones seeking my guidence,"

    He cast a glance in Talus's direction as his apprentice spoke, he digested the words before looking back to Dara.

    "Though I feel I will have to educate him in the ways of the heart as well as the ways of the Sith,"

    He chuckled, his cold green eyes sparkling

    "I think given my life, I would know something of the heart and its workings, wouldn't you agree m'lady?"


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    Posted by Talus Invictus on 08-11-2002 10:51 AM:

    Talus noticed his master nod towards him and he lowered his eyes. Talus was arrogant, that was certain, but during his recruitment Lord Darkstar had taught him respect and so he would show it to his master, always.

    "Maybe I spoke to soon m'lord and lady, but I only speak from what I have seen, not from what I have experienced, I've never had a family to love, nor a beautiful woman to call my mate, I have spent most of my life in solitude, interacting with others only for the bare essentials of survival and to learn." Talus paused, gathering his thoughts, he didn't mind speaking but he did not like to look a fool when he did so. "I've seen what love has done for the Jedi, it has made them weak, it envokes concepts such as compassion and mercy that more often than not come back to haunt them. I have looked over some of the holocron's in our archives, I have seen how love has made some foolish enough to leave our Empire. From what I have observed, the only time love leads to power is when it is corrupted into hate, and even then hate burns out like a struck match, violently and quickly, lasting only long enough to get the job done. It seems to me the colder less volatile emotions such as disgust, ambition, and to an extent fear are the ones that truly show the longetivty of the Dark Side and its true power as well." As he spoke those words he moved slowly towards Mistress Shadowtide and Lord Darkstar, bowing lowly and briefly when he approached them. "Master, if it pleases you I would like to join you and Mistress Shadowtide at your table and listen, I am sure I can learn more listening to the two of you than I could others."


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    Posted by Drako on 08-11-2002 03:12 PM:

    DarkStar glanced at Dara then shrugged and motioned Talus to take one of the extra chairs.

    "My young apprentice, your master was, untill recently, married for 600 years, though my wife died tragically recently..."

    He looked sad for a moment, then it passed and he took a drink of his water. He glanced up at Dara again and something completely unknown to Talus passed between them. He turned his attention back to Talus and the train of his thoughts.

    "Love was...or perhaps is,"

    His glance flicked to Dara again

    "The driving force behind my life, it is why I fight, the well of strength from which I draw my power. In the defence of, or for the revenge of a loved one, the power available is beyond comprehension."

    DarkStar held up his hand, remembering some that had happened so very recently.

    "In the defence of a loved one the power exists to turn entire planets to rubble with a wave of your hand. Love does not make you weak my apprentice, it makes you strong. It would fill the void I can sense in your soul. Till you find a mate though young one you can think of me as your father...for the next few years that is exactly what I will be to you..."

    DarkStar's eyes wandered over to Dara again where his met hers, something intangible but deeply profound passed between them, something only they would understand.


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    Posted by Talus Invictus on 08-11-2002 03:35 PM:

    Father? How do I respond to that? What is a "Father"? He is my master, he controls my life and destiny, is that what a father is? Does he consider me a son? Could I be loved?

    Talus' mind raced as the words Lord Darkstar had said to him sank in. He had never been shown compassion nor mercy and he had never shown it to anyone in return. All he knew was fear and respect, it was all that was ever shown to him.

    Is respect love? No, it couldn't be, I respected the Hutt's that I enforced for and yet I killed them when they served their purpose for me. No respect was not love, it was something different.

    "Master..." Talus' stopped, he did not know how to express the proper respect for his master's loss, so he stopped and simply bowed his head. But he noticed something in his master's voice, when he spoke to him and to Mistress Shadowtide, something more than the respect she deserved or the mentoring he did there was something else in his voice it was different in relation to the two he spoke to and yet similar.


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    Posted by Dara Shadowtide on 08-11-2002 03:46 PM:

    :: Dara nodded to Talus as he joined them and then her gaze returned to DarkStar. She listened quietly and took another drink of her white wine as DarkStar spoke to his newest apprentice, once again noticing both the Sith Lord's spoken and unspoken messages ::


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    Posted by Drako on 08-11-2002 03:56 PM:

    DarkStar chuckled at Talus as he bowed his head.

    "Chin up lad, the time for mourning is passed, for me anyway,"

    He looked at Dara again, his cold green eyes twinkling mischiviously. He watched her over the top of his glass as he took another sip.

    "M'lady has not commented, what is your oppinion on love?"

    Like all of DarkStar's questions it was double edged, another example of the mind games he loved to play, especially with the people he trusted and liked.


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    Posted by Dara Shadowtide on 08-11-2002 05:51 PM:

    :: A small grin formed on the Sith Master's lips before she spoke ::

    "My opinion on love is that each should form such an opinion based on their own experiences in life."

    :: Winking at him she took a sip of her wine before continuing ::

    "From what I have witnessed first hand, the single emotion of love can envoke a myriad of other emotions which weave a tangled web to which the Dark Side grows ever stronger. For example, deep love brings forth a sense of focus or added purpose in one's life, thus amplifying the darkness within. In another situation, a love that is lost or cast aside can conjure renewed levels of hatred thus again empowering one to draw upon the Dark Side with additional fortitude."


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    Posted by Talus Invictus on 08-11-2002 08:06 PM:

    Talus stopped the protocol droid as it walked by and ordered another Scotch and water, the droid promptly brought him his drink and went on its way. Talus sipped from his drink as his master spoke and Mistress Shadowtide replied. Talus could be loud and brash at times, he had no trouble listening to the sound of his own voice, but at other times he showed a capacity to listen that betrayed his 21 years in the universe. He soaked up the ideas that these two very powerful beings were so elegantly putting into form. Nodding when they spoke, he was truly listening to them and not just being polite.

    You can learn so much about someone just by listening to them talk about their thoughts and emotions.

    The thought came and went through Talus' mind, there were other thoughts, thoughts that he protected, questions he asked that none should know he pondered. Questions that not even his master could see, though he could see the void in Talus' soul.

    "Master, tell me about love for if it is not allready obvious, I have never experienced nor understood this emotion. You have explained the power that it can stimulate, but not the true nature of the emotion. Is it like fear, overwhelming, suffocating, and heart-pounding? Or is it more like ambition, driving, consuming, empowering? I wish to understand this emotion that you claim can infuse me with so much power." Talus thought that this was a simple question, for it seemed that love itself was simple for children were the object of the love of their parents and done nothing to earn that love except exsist and beautiful women and charming men seemed to be loved by many and they did nothing but be attractive to the other sex, how could this thing be so powerful, so obsessive.


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    Posted by Drako on 08-12-2002 05:17 PM:

    DarkStar closed his eyes as Dara finished her answer, suprisingly the ancient Sith did not answer. At last he opened his eyes, looked Dara dead in the eye and nodded. That was all, nothing more. Nothing more out loud anyway.

    Anyone nearby, including Talus could sense that something was said within the Force, though no one besides Dara and DarkStar knew what it was.

    As soon as it was done the Force Vampyre smiled and sipped his water, he winked at Dara and continued to sip his drink before turning to adress his apprentice.

    He held up a single gloved had, the reason obvious, for silence. He concidered the question for a long moment before finally answering, an answer he was sure Talus wouldn't like.

    "Love is indescribable my young apprentice, so I am not going to even try. When it finds you, and believe me it will, you will know, till then, do not let it comsume your thoughts."


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    Posted by Dark Emerald Jade on 08-13-2002 06:42 PM:

    Jadey turns to Nuriko, awaiting her reply.

    "What do you make of my statement, Mistress Nuriko?"


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    Posted by Talus Invictus on 08-14-2002 06:47 PM:

    Talus nodded to his master as a sign of understanding and accpetence of his answer. "Yes m'lord." Turning towards Master Shadowtide Talus bowed and spoke; "I beg your pardon for my intrusion Mistress Shadowtide, I will leave you and my Master unecumbered now, farewell." Talus finished his drink and slowly made his way over to a corner booth there was some reading he wanted to finish up on.
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